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Wildflowers with notched, bright red petals and lance-shaped leaves. Silene virginica is within the Caryophyllaceae (carnation) family. Its primary pollinator is Archilochus colubris (The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird).
Growing on the side of a road on a sunny hillside at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta, Georgia.
Spotted on May 7, 2009
Submitted on Dec 28, 2017